Dawn of the Dead (2004) Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: James Gunn
Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Lindy Booth, Matt Frewer, Tom Savini, Ken Foree
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R/ Not Rated | 101 / 110 Minutes
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and written by James Gunn (Slither, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series), 2004’s Dawn of the Dead is a remake of George A. Romero’s 1978 film of the same name. Arguably Snyder’s best film, and one of the better horror remakes of the past 20 years, the 2004 movie honors the original while offering a fresh, innovative take on the zombie subgenre.
A mysterious virus is turning people into flesh-eating zombies. Unlike Romero’s slow but relentless living dead, Snyder and Gunn pull from Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later playbook and apply the rabies-like symptoms of the 2002 film’s “Rage Virus” to their reanimated corpses, creating a horde of aggressive, fast-moving zombies that can run, jump, and climb. Essentially, the zombies of the new millennium are CrossFit enthusiasts on bath salts.
Take This Waltz Blu-ray | DVD | Instant Video
Directed by Sarah Polley
Written by Sarah Polley
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Luke Kirby
Rated R / 116 Minutes
Release Date: July 1, 2012 (30 Screens) September 23, 2012 (Wide Release)
Take This Waltz, is the follow up film for director/writer Sarah Polley (Dawn of the Dead), whose previous film, Away From Her, was released in 2006. Away From Her was a heartbreaking tale about a husband dealing with his wife, who is fighting Alzheimer disease, and its affect on their marriage. Well she seems to love the whole married couple dealing with an issue breaking apart their relationship. But in this case, it’s not a medical disease tearing them apart, it’s someone just wanting more.
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) plays Margot, a writer for tourist brochures. On assignment, she bumps into a young man, Daniel, played by Luke Kirby (Cra$h & Burn), and they keep bumping into each other on the way home. And to top it off, she finds out that he actually lives in same neighborhood, just a few houses down. And with that reveal, she also tells him that she is married, to Lou, played by Seth Rogen (50/50), who is also a writer, a cook book writer, who is currently into chicken.
Are you looking for something that will make you think that you have been dosed with a weird drug in your popcorn butter? Well Splice will do that without a doubt. If you are looking for an odd trip through the world of science fiction with a mix of morality and touch of suspense, than this is definitely your movie.
Adrien Brody plays his normal out there character, Clive, that we have all started to expect out of him. We also get Elsa, an odd almost sadistic character portrayed by Sarah Polley. Along with these two human characters we also get Dren, a heavily CGI creature played by Delphine Chaneac and Abigail Chu that will probably keep you thoroughly weirded out throughout the entire movie.
So if you are a fan of movies like Alien or Predator, than get ready for a very interesting ride through cloning and other ethical dilemmas. Science fiction will definitely not be revolutionized by this movie, but it is an interesting movie that gets the audience to ask a lot of questions of the world and themselves. Overall I had a good experience with this very rare quality sci-fi flick and would definitely recommend it to friends who don’t mind a very weird experience at the movies.
Well whether or not you are ready for it, it is that time again SPOILER TALK! The following are my spoiler-filled thoughts about the movie and you should definitely stop by the comment section and leave your thoughts as well.
Movie Review: Splice Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Starring Sarah Polley, Adrian Brody, Delphine Chanaec
Release date: June 4, 2010
On May 21, 2010, it was announced that Craig Ventor, made famous by his work on the Human Genome Project, had successfully created artificial, self-replicating life in a laboratory setting.
For the makers of Splice, the timing couldn’t have been better.
Canada, my own stomping ground, has a long and proud horror history that few people take notice of, and Splice is a smart edition to a genre that has been suffering from remake ennui. Warner Brothers, in conjunction with the good people at Dark Castle, have produced a smart, sexy modern day monster flick that pushes all the right buttons as the debate about biotechnology heats up.
Adrian Brody (The Pianist, King Kong) and Sarah Polley (Dawn of The Dead, Beowulf and Grendel) star as a pair of ultra-hip, cutting edge scientists in the employ of a global pharmaceutical company who have made a name for themselves designing artificial life forms. There first successful project was a pair named Fred and Ginger. The company hopes to profit on the enzymes that the pair create to cure livestock disease, but it’s the dream of the researchers hope to take their research to the next phase. In defiance of their corporate masters, they create a human genetic hybrid and that’s when the fit really hits the shan.
Splice is a movie from producer Guillermo del Toro that’s been around for a while now, but with only words and a few very intriguing and creepy images to go by. The fate of the movie is still yet to be decided, and each and every day that passes by seems to point more toward the movie getting the feared direct to DVD treatment that great looking movies like Mike Dougherty’s Trick ‘R Treat have been getting. Whatever the fate of Splice may be, it now has its first clip from the movie.
Basically, the premise is that there’s a pair of scientists who find a way to genetically engineer a new living being by splicing together human genes and animal genes. As you might imagine, the results are a bit…un-natural. The clip that has been released shows the scientists as they deal with a stage of the creature that has escaped. In case you missed them, a bunch of the above-mentioned images were released a while back (Read: New Images From Guillermo Del Toro-Produced ‘Splice’). It helps to check them out and see the spliced hybrid creation before watching the new clip!
Click over to the other side to read the official synopsis and check out the video!